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Fawley benefit a success

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The LaFayette community came out by the dozens to support Parker’s Foods employee Kayla Fawley as she is trying to recover from a fire that recently destroyed her home and belongings. Volunteers grilled hamburgers and put them in lunch bags which were then purchased by those wishing to help Fawley. The benefit took place at […]

Construction begins on solar farm

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Bull dozed on site vegetation piled and burning. (Photo by Bill Frazer) LaFayette Solar Farm reality By Bill Frazer To be candid, I was skeptical that the Solar Farm would ever materialize. Boy was I wrong! I just drove down the Cusseta Road and south of the bypass was amazed at the activity. On both […]

Panthers are state champions

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By Pamela Holloway Correspondent The Lanett Panthers made it to the Class 2A State Championship basketball game for its second consecutive year. Lanett who were last years champions found themselves in perfect position to win a second title. The Panthers defeated  LaFayette in the regional championship in Jacksonville and defeated Barbour County in the first […]

Hike/Bike/Run highlights LaFayette Day on April 8

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There are many traditions in our area, but none as well known and well publicized as Hike/Bike/Run. The tradition, which began 41 years ago was extended into LaFayette twenty years ago. This part of Hike/Bike/Run is called LaFayette Day for Valley Haven and Hike/Bike/Run. “On Saturday, April 8th, hundreds of people will be in LaFayette […]

Celebrating Black History Month

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First Black to work inside LaFayette City Hall. Mrs. Diane W. Perry was hired on November 12, 1980 as the First Black individual to work inside the office of City Hall for LaFayette. Mrs. Perry was appointed on February 14, 1983, as the first Black purchasing Agent for the City of LaFayette, and she was […]

Whitlow wakes up an Auburn Tiger

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By Pamela Holloway LaFayette’s All-American football standout Jatarvious Whitlow signed a letter of intent on Wednesday Feb. 1 to play football at Auburn University for the next four years. Auburn offered Jatarvious “Boobe” Whitlow a full athletic scholarship to play receiver and return kicks for the Tigers. Auburn began recruiting Whitlow last year and offered […]

Dogs terrorizing neighborhood claims city councilwoman

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By Alton Mitchell LaFayette city Councilwoman Tammie B. Williams is extremely concerned for residents in her district mostly in the area of 1st Avenue N.E. Councilwoman Williams states that roaming and unsecured dogs in the neighborhood have been terrorizing area residents and the situation is one that needs to be addressed. Councilwoman Williams states that […]

Coming to Fredonia

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Jim Scott, composer, singer and former Paul Winter Consort guitarist, will make a one-night appearance at Fredonia Community House at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Feb. 2.  His “Groundhog Day Songfest to Raise Our Spirits” concert is open to the public, sponsored by Fredonia Heritage Association. Admission is free, with any donations welcomed. A […]